I have never been one for earphones whilst gaming, however the guys that are say that there is simply no comparison to gaming with a decent set of ‘cans’ as opposed to a television speaker set up or a basic 2.1 system. Then when you start to move into good 5.1 systems you may be unfortunate enough then that your house, or worse your neighbours’ house starts to shake when stuff starts exploding on screen. It is this point that a good gaming head set starts to come into its own.
For me I have taken the plunge with a mid range set of headphones, namely ‘Turtle Beach Ear Force Shawdow.’ I have been on the lookout for such a set of headphones for a while but was always put off by the price tag. When these came up in a recent flash sale that was effectively saying, ‘Here you go chum, take these and male a small donation to our store,’ it was simply impossible to say no! (Oh and they are PS4 compatible!)
Here is what Turtle Beach have to say about this set. At the time of writing the price is £79.99 GBP.
The sound quality from these things is simply put, exceptional. I now understand what other people mean by you can actually hear the footsteps as they approach you. Now obviously those footsteps are always there, it’s just that in a normal room environment they easily get lost. With the sound and integrate little details being fed into your ears you get a really immersive experience.
The sounds are crisp and clear, vocals are sharp and bullets crack and bang in a way your TV could never portray.
For me I still often play without the headset, due to a recent acquisition of an awesome sound bar (Philips HTL5120/12), however when the volume needs turned down or some serious multiplayer is happening I automatically reach for the Ear Force Shadows.
Turtle Beach Ear Force Shadow Earphones UnBoxing :